Planning a luxury gorilla flying safari to Bwindi National Park in Uganda requires diligence and noting key ingredients that should not be ignored at all costs. People who book upmarket or high-end safaris have seen it all and to appease them is not an easy task. Encounter Africa safaris is glad to outline core components of a luxury flying safari to Bwindi impenetrable National park for you to consider. Below are some of the luxury Safaris that include a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorillas.
Popular Luxury gorilla Flying Safari to Bwindi National Park
- 3 Day flying safari to Bwindi gorillas
- 3 Day gorilla habituation experience flying safari
- 5 Day flying safaris to gorillas and Queen Elizabeth
- 5 Day gorilla and chimpanzee flying safari
- For more information about Flying safaris please contact us.
Consider Exclusive gorilla trekking and permit booking
When planning a gorilla luxury flying safari to Bwindi impenetrable National Park for the high end should consider reserving and booking a gorilla trek that is exclusive. Exclusive gorilla trekking allows your clients to trek a whole gorilla family exclusively on their own. In order to make sure that a whole gorilla family is reserved for your, you need to book 8 gorilla permits and on the day of reserving these permits, you may formerly request UWA in writing that you prefer your clients to trek gorillas alone. If this is granted, your clients will be given a whole irrespective of whether they are 8 or not. The reason for booking all 8 gorilla permits is that a gorilla family is trekked by a maximum 8 number of people. Should UWA refuse to grant you permission for exclusive gorilla trekking at the time of booking permits, you can go ahead and request this on the day of trekking since gorilla family allocation officially takes place at park headquarters on the very day of trekking.
At the time of gorilla permit booking, you will definitely know the region where your will be trekking gorillas and this will lead you to choose the best lodge in the area as well as for deciding which Airstrip you will land or fly to. If you book Buhoma or Ruhija gorilla permits, you should consider flying into Kisoro and booking Lodges in Buhoma and Ruhija. If you book gorilla permits for Rushaga or Nkuringo, consider Luxury Lodges in Rushaga and Nkuringo.
Consider Charter flights than Scheduled flights
When it comes to internal flights from Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable National Park landing in Kisoro or Kihihi, it is advised that you consider charters instead of scheduled flights. This is because charter flights can depart anytime and all services in charter planes are tailored to your luxury clients plans. Most companies in Uganda offer both charter and scheduled flights from Entebbe International Airport or Kajansi Airstrip but you should choose charter instead of scheduled and consider bigger crafts such as a Grand Caravan so that your clients have enough space for both seat and luggage. For more information about charter flights and companies offering them, please contact us.
Consider exclusive Luxury Lodge occupancy
Having established the region in Bwindi impenetrable National Park where your clients with trek mountain gorillas, the second step should be checking availability and blocking rooms in available luxury or high-end Lodges in a given region. If your clients are super Luxury category, you may consider exclusive luxury lodge occupancy where you book all rooms and services for the nights, they will be spending there.
You are advocating for exclusive Lodge occupancy to make sure that your upper luxury clients get the necessary privacy and security they need while in Bwindi. Most rich people actually come with their staff, the security who may make use of the other room. In order to achieve this, you need to book everything in advance.
4×4 Land Cruisers/Jeeps instead of Safari Vans for transfers
Whether you fly chartered crafts or scheduled flights, they will fly to the nearby airstrips of Kisoro or Kihihi. From here, you will have to transfer your clients to the lodge by road. For Luxury clients, 4×4 Luxury Land cruisers/Jeeps are highly recommended since they are tailored to suite minimum standards required by such a class. When Encounter Africa safaris is contacted, we will ensure that all transfers to and from the airstrip to the Lodge as well as from the Lodge to gorillas will be done using Luxury 4×4 Land cruisers or Nissan Jeeps. Please contact us for more details.
Book permits, flights and Lodges in Advance
Organizing a Luxury gorilla flying safari to Bwindi National park requires enough time to ensure that whatever is considered is booked and firmed in advance. It is recommended that if possible, you book gorilla permits, lodges, and flights at least 1-2 years in advance. By doing so, you will have booked at a time when many tour operators/individuals have not held permits and lodges of your choice. You also have enough time to make adjustments to make sure that everything moves on well.
Consider end or beginning of high seasons
Many people prefer trekking gorillas in high seasons of June, July, August, December, January and February. These months tend to have many people booking gorilla permits something that may make it hard to achieve your aim of blocking 8 gorilla permits for exclusive gorilla trekking. To avoid over congestion, you may choose months closer the start of high seasons or towards the end of high seasons. For more information about the best time to arrange a super-luxury flying gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, please contact us.
Giving back to the community or Environment
A person who flies and books luxury gorilla safaris in most cases would love to give back to the local community or assist projects involved in environmental conservation. While planning your gorilla safari to Bwindi for high-end clients, it would be polite to suggest some community and environmental projects where these clients can donate/volunteer or give back. Encounter Africa safaris is a responsible travel company and works with communities around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Please contact us if you need such to be included in your tour.
Proper tipping guidelines and if possible be done in advance
Encounter Africa safaris recommend tipping people that will offer you excellent service while on safari to Bwindi impenetrable National Park to visit mountain gorillas. Tipping to us is an appreciation of a good service provided by a guide, porter or waiter. For rich people, it is better to include it in the cost so that the tour leader handles the tipping bit of the safari. Tipping should be done diligently so that there is no feeling of cheating.
Enough Porters and Sedan chairs/stretchers for gorilla trekking
Most rich people prefer to be assisted to the gorillas. Their major aim is to see the gorillas. Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and therefore a given level of fitness is required. In order to assist your rich people to trek gorillas with ease is to hire porters for them. These porters will assist in giving a push or a pull plus carrying Bags of your clients. Those who would love to be carried to the gorillas possibly because of old age of lack of fitness, sedan chairs or stretchers are highly recommended. Please contacting us.
Why Encounter Africa Safaris for your super Luxury flying safaris
Encounter Africa safaris is one of the most trusted safari company offering safaris to a different part of East Africa. We have been conducting safaris for more than 10 years with passion. Contact us and we will assign you one of our safari designers who will assist you in organizing your safari to Bwindi impenetrable National Park to see mountain gorillas. Encounter Africa safaris is highly recommended on Trip advisor as well as Safari Bookings.